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misinterpret

verb [T]  us   /ˌmɪs·ɪnˈtɜr·prət/
to not understand or explain something correctly: She felt that her comments had been misinterpreted.
misinterpretation
noun [C/U]  /ˌmɪs·ɪnˌtɜr·prəˈteɪ·ʃən/
[C] If a patient isn’t honest, that can lead to misinterpretations of what is wrong with her.
Translations of “misinterpret”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤解, 誤釋…
in Russian неверно истолковывать или понимать…
in Turkish yanlış yorumlamak/anlam vermek/çıkarmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 误解, 误释…
in Polish błędnie zinterpretować…
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